Name (First Name, Last Initial)
Ailyn and Mac S
10 and 8
Book Title
The Silver Balloon
Susan Bonners
Realistic Fiction
What is the setting of the book?
All over Chicago, from his apartment to the library to The Museum of Science and Industry.
Who is/are the main character(s)? What are they like?
The main character’s name is Gregory, he’s smart and doesn’t give up.
What is the conflict of the story?
Gregory ties a index card with his name and address on it to a silver helium balloon and lets it go out of his window. Three weeks later a envelope arrives addressed to Gregory. A person named Pete has found his balloon! Gregory writes back and the two of the become pen pals, Exchanging mystery gifts in their weekly letters. When a mystery gift comes and Gregory can’t figure it out he heads to the Museum of Science and Industry where they put the artifact (Saber Toothed Tiger tooth) on display.
What was the conclusion of the book?
Gregory made a speech that he did in front of his class about the Saber Toothed Tiger tooth that was put on display.
While reading the book, what were your emotions?
I felt a little nervous but mostly happy.
Do you think the book had a moral? If so, what was it?
Don’t give up mostly.
Star Rating
Selected Value: 5 (0 min / 10 max)
Why did you give the book this rating?
Cause it was good, But not the best book we had ever read.
What was your favorite/least favorite part?
My favorite part was when Gregory was figuring out the mystery gifts.
Would you recommend this book to others? Why?
Yeah, I think it would be boring for older than nine year olds, but its a good book for five to eight year olds.
How much action was in the book?
Selected Value: 4 (0 min / 10 max)
How much drama was in the book?
Selected Value: 0 (0 min / 10 max)
How much humor was in the book?
Selected Value: 0 (0 min / 10 max)
How much suspense was in the book?
Selected Value: 3 (0 min / 10 max)
Book Report: The Silver Balloon